Enhancing cooperative learning using distance education

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A successful experiment conducted at Arizona State University indicates that lack of social contact among the participants in distance education can be overcome. The advantages of distance education were combined with the use of classical textbooks and cooperative learning to enhance the preparation of students BETWEEN lectures. The lectures became more like a social event, with issues being discussed rather than just presented. This paper describes the particularities of the adopted method, as well as measures of success that prove the effectiveness of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 4th Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1997Jun 18 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 4th Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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